Found March 10, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
One of the first thoughts I had when Dwight Howard was traded to the Lakers was that playing with Kobe would “man him up.” Call me a profit, Dwight recently revealed that it has not only shown him how to be a better man but a better professional as well. “It’s going to make me a better man and a better player from watching Kobe,” Howard said. “Besides just the expectations,” he said. “In games, I mess up and there’s somebody in the crowd saying something and I’m ready to snap at ‘em. That’s not what we’re supposed to do. “But you look at a guy like Kobe and he doesn’t care about nothing but going out there and playing hard. That’s a lesson a lot of us have to learn — especially young guys.” “I told him [Bryant]: ‘I’m afraid to miss. When I get out there, I don’t want to miss, and I end up missing.’ And he was like: ‘You know what? Shoot 1,000 jumpshots a day. You’re going to miss a lot of those shots. But that’s OK. Because you’re teaching yourself it’s
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